Behringer MX2442A

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Member Since: Feb 17, 2003

I am thinking about getting this mixer for home recording. What do you guys think about it? And what can the stereo inputs be used for?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002

Feb 23, 2003 04:18 pm

Ya mean this:;bfmtype=gear

I have the 1622FX-Pro and had the 802a before that, they are great mixers, nice preamps, Behringer is great stuff.

I use the stereo imputs for various outboard gear such as my POD, and a tape deck for some restoration work I do pretty frequently...things like that. Also, they are good for running your sound card out of the PC and looping it back through the mixer for external processing with some outboard gear. As good as plugins are these days, sometimes you just need the real hardware gear. They are also good for MIDI sound modules keyboards and various things like that.

There is a plethora of reasons the stereo inputs come in handy from time to time.

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 23, 2003 08:48 pm

I have owned that desk for 4 years ow and love it. I use the stereo inputs for several synths and use one for an aux input for CD players and such. I have not had one bit of trouble with it, and its performance prompted me to buy 3 more of their mixers, and various other pieces of their gear.

Since: Feb 17, 2003

Feb 23, 2003 10:08 pm

i think i will get the behringer MX2442A Mixer. Now i need to know what monitors to buy. What do you guys suggest for a 4 piece rock band, and sometimes other rock/metal bands?

Since: Dec 30, 2002

Feb 24, 2003 04:04 am

Monitoring is a very "personal" thing - everyone uses different monitors because everyone has slightly different hearing.

My only reccomendation to you would be to buy "active" monitors because they do not require a seperate amplifier and will therefore save you a bit of money.

People seem to like:

o Behringer Truths;bfmtype=gear

o Mackie HR624s;bfmtype=gear

o M-Audio SP-5Bs;bfmtype=gear

Czar of Midi
Since: Apr 04, 2002

Feb 24, 2003 04:47 pm

jues, has made some very good selections. For the kind of music you are talking about, my first choice would be the B2031 Truth moniter from Behringer. It has an exceptional bottom end on it. Powered 150W 8 3/4" woofer, 75W Ferrofluid dome tweeter. They have a fairly large listening area, so everyone can sit in the sweet spot. I have given them a listen and they are very loud and clear. Fairly flat response and I believe they are front ported so the bass will hit you good.

The Mackie HR624 is also a very good choice, a bit more money also. They run a bit smaller amps and speakers then the Behringers, 100W 6.7" woofer with a 40W 1" aluminium liquid cooled tweeter. They have a bit smaller sweet spot then the Behringers also, and a rear firing passive woofer. This can be a problem for bass reflections in some rooms and give a false sense of more bass in the mix then there really is. All in all though, they are a great moniter.

Both the Mackie and the Behringer hae some controls to balance the sound for differant listening environments.

The M-Audio SP-5B is the most economical of the bunch, but is also the lowest powered. The bass response is a bit lacking compared to the other two. But it does give a good stereo image, aagain with a fairly large sweet spot. They might not be the best choice for the type of music you are playing, but on a budget I know they will work very well. You will just need to get used to mixing with them. They are much lighter and much more portable then the other's, so this is a plus if you plan on using them and taking them to other listening areas.

Hope this helps make a good choice.


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